A text editor is a program that allows for editing of plain text files.

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What are usages of overwrite mode in text editors?

So I overwrote my previously typed text accidentally for the thousandth time in my life probably, because I accidentally pressed Insert before that. Which made me think what are usages of this ...
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How to work with multiple files in the Nice Editor text editor

When using the Nice Editor, how do you open multiple files, and then switch between them?
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Set sciTE as default crontab editor

I am trying to set sciTE as my default text editor, but when I run the commands below it errors. Is it possible to use sciTE as default editor in Ubuntu Mate? And how would I achieve such? test@...
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display a newline after each null in a text editor

I have a filename listing, separated by nulls. I want to inspect (modify) this listing. I guess it would be good for the eyes, if every entry in this listing goes by its own line. If I introduce line ...
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Why are Windows editors prefixing text files with three bytes? [duplicate]

I discovered that a text file created with Notepad++ or Notepad prefixes the actual text with three bytes: They are not visible in either of these editors but the hexdump above reveals them, they ...
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Sublime Text 3 - Terminal/Browser view

I've been searching for a plugin for Sublime that would allow me to access a terminal or browser preview in a second column (accessable via alt+Shift+2), similar to the c9.io interface (reference)
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Notepad++ split line after given number of characters

Is there a way in notepad++, to split one line text, to text with given maximum number of characters in one line? I found only undefined line split in lines operations.
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Apply dictionarry to text file

I have dictionary that contains of approx. 100 lines word_1 transalted_word_1 ... word_n transalted_word_n I need to translate several txt files (actually these files are XML) in most automated way....
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Notepad++ Find and Replace Expert Suggestion

I need help with Find and Replace in Notepad++. Example: $250 'Hello 1' Take '____' $500 'Hello 2' Take '____' $1000 'Hello 3' Take '____' Imagine there are thousands of these entries going up to ...
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KWrite syntax-highlights plaintext file on save

I'm using KWrite in Windows. I open a .txt file in KWrite, and there's no syntax highlighting. Good, that's what I expect. But when I save the file (Ctrl+S) it suddenly becomes syntax-highlighed. ...
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How do I remove unwanted text in footer?

How could I remove (setup) text which is moving below the line of footer? I set up text field as "align above and below" (screen 2) and it doesn't work :(
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Show columns from a tab delimited text file in notepad++ [duplicate]

there is an Question of how to select a tab delimited column in Notepad++, but I would like to see the columns, i.e. ajust the tab width so that White space is introduced in order to prevent text/...
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Changing the font size is automatically reverted in Visual Studio 2015

Symptom: Open Tools | Options window. Select Environment | Fonts and Colors section. Change the font size for Text Editor from 10 to any other size (eg. 11) Click OK button. After a couple of ...
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What is this texteditor's counterpart in Windows?

I am learning CSS and want to know what the following texteditor is: Is there a counterpart for Windows? There seems to be a Sublime plugin, when you type: div.classname then perhaps press ...
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Determine if a Document is open in an Editor

Is there an approved way for to query whether a document is open an editor in Linux? For example, if a document is being edited we may want to warn that a document is open and should be saved before ...
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How to stop Light Table stripping spaces at the end of a line?

I'm using Light Table to write a README.md file. I need to add two spaces to the end of a line of text but when I save the document, Light Table seems to remove those two spaces. How can I stop Light ...
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How to remove rectangular box around text from subline text editor

I want to remove the shitty boxes around text show in: I can't remember which package I had installed for this. Can anybody tell me how ?
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Add new element to all items in json file

I have json array in a file: [ { "id": 2, "title": "Mr", "name": "Harry Robinson", "company": "ResearchBch", "email": "anything", "age": 38, ...
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Finding spaces in Atom

When I copy/paste code that uses spaces, I want to replace spaces with tabs. However, Atom seems to treat tabs as spaces or vice-versa. Whenever I try to find spaces, all the tabs get selected. Even ...
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Rich text editor for linux

I need a rich text editor for Linux for note-taking. I'm aware there is this question from 2009: What is the simplest RTF editor in linux? The top answer recommends Abiword. I tried Abiword, but I ...
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Using Notepad++ to view text files that also contain lower ASCII control characters

When using Notepad++ to view text files that also contain some lower ASCII control characters (such as NUL, BEL, and ACK), it shows every lower ASCII character in brackets like this: [NUL][BEL][ACK] ...
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How to minimize a text editor and still be able to type

I want to make notes while watching a video in fullscreen , I don't want to split the screens. What I want is that I should be able to type in the contents of the text editior while still viewing the ...
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Find and Replace Number Names with Digits

I have a long section of code that has number names, which I'd like to replace with just number symbols. What I have: PartOne PartTwo PartThree PartFour PartFive ... PartOneHundred What I want: ...
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How to allow fuzzy searching within an ignored folder, in Atom?

In my .gitignore file I have the bower_components folder in it. However I'm using my sass-smacss bower package to write my SASS (which compiles into an assets folder. At the moment I can't search to ...
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How to setup Atom to allow - as a click selection?

For example I have the variable or element my-app I want to be able to double click anywhere in that word to select it whole. At the moment if you click on the my, it will only select my, and same ...
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Duplicate backup file is getting created in linux

I created a file called file2.txt in Linux, opened it in text editor and saved it. When I closed the text editor I see two files file2.txt and file2.txt~ I guess file2.txt~ is temporary file created ...
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Wrap lines in vim's scratch buffer but not elsewhere

I have set nowrap in my vim config file but there's one place where I need line wrapping: the scratch buffer (because the text that shows up there usually doesn't stick to 80 columns). Is there a ...
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Notepad++ cut eveything before <a

My Search result has hundreds of textlines like Line 333: <li id="menu-item-690" class="menu-item menu-item-type-post_type menu-item-object-page menu-item-690"><a href="../Flatsome/...
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Is there a sublime plugin to highlight selected text with a given color? [closed]

I want to mark certain sections of a text file with different colors, and ideally have them persist between openings. Some sort of visual bookmarks. Is there a plugin that can do this?
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Sublime text Find Replace any Character

Is there a way to find and replace using a special character that would allow any char to be in it's place? What I mean by this is say I have the following text: setI0100(mds3a1.getI0100().toString()...
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Sublime Text 3 doc encoded as cp1252 won't save as cp437

I have this vexing situation with a plain text document created in Sublime text 3 (OS X Mavericks 10.9.5) and saved in win1252 encoding. After I have pasted a selection from an OpenOffice Calc ...
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PDF: is it possible to batch replace text-boxes content?

Ok, let me explain the situation: I have huge pdfs (100 pages with lots of text) that need to be translated. The pdf has the text in textboxes and these textboxes are scattered everywhere. The ideal ...
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Is there a line editor for Windows (like Edlin, but better)

The first interactive computer I used (in 1972) was made by Prime. The only editor provided was a line editor, and despite the interface it was a powerful tool. You could do things like: t f"hello";...
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Atom text Find and Replace + Multiple Selectors

(on mac) I know that you can find and replace text with cmd+f and that you can cmd+click to add multiple cursors. Is there a way to find a word or expression using Find and Replace, and then add a ...
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editing after searching in vim

if I search from command mode by typing /something I am shown that word in my open buffer, but then I can't delete chars by hitting d or replace with r, these just add more letters to the search term ...
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CudaText: After saving, undo is no longer available?

In CudaText it appears that there's a problem. If I: Make a change to my text Save the file And try to undo, then the change isn't undone. Is this a known problem? Any fixes?
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Sublime Text - Force opening new Files in New Sublime Window

It is possible to force Sublime Text 3 to open every file in new window? I've used EditPlus 32 before, and every file was open in a new EditPlus Window. I have seen someting in the Config of Sublime ...
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How to get a list of recent files -view for Caret?

I would like to get TextMate's feature to Caret that you press CMD-Shift-T and you get a list of recent files in your directory where you can easily open files there. Caret is so advanced so I think ...
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How do I get Dash Doc App to respect indentation on MacVim?

Couldn't do the same as the answer in the question below. How do I get Dash Doc App to respect indentation? Has someone run into the same problem with Vim? -- Edit: I can't reuse the question ...
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Use Sublime Text find to highlight a regex group in search pattern

Is there a way to make Sublime Text highlight (match) only part of a regex search pattern? For example, I want to exclusively highlight Text when searching for Some(Text).
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Find and Replace, replace one pattern with another

I am working Sql Sever Management studio. In my query window, I want to replace a pattern as follows:- Find:- ''myText'' Replace With:- 'myText' The gist is that myText can be any ...
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Code viewer with color syntax integrated to the Mac finder preview panel

On Windows there is a great extension for the preview panel. It shows the content of the selected file as if it was opened in a code editor. This is integrated into the preview panel (no popup window)...
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Atom editor: disable anti-aliasing

I have been using Sublime Text 2 for a while and are trying to switch to GitHub's Atom editor. Probably the only issue I still haven't resolved is font rendering. The text in the Atom editor is very ...
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How can one turn off spellchecking in Notepad++?

I have 6.8.3; the solutions given here: How can one turn off spell checking in Notepad++? ... are for version 6.5 or so. The UI items mentioned in the solution are no longer present. That is, my ...
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How to input S-M-RET for emacs in OS X?

Trying to use org-mode, having iTerm2 with left option as +Esc. Also, in iTerm2's setting I put alt+shift+return as Send^[[1;2E; In ~/.emacs, I have (define-key input-decode-map "[1;2A" [S-up]) (...
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Let NotePad++ show consecutive line numbers despite wraped lines?

It is possible to let NotePad++ show consecutive line numbers despite having "wrap" activated? I need to wrap for purpose of overview and so do I need the consecutive line number (despite being it ...
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Textpad 7 - how to turn off tabbed document interface?

I have been using TextPad for 10 years, various versions, and I've always had it configured so the document windows are movable within the frame. If I opened up 10 files at a time, their windows would ...
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Notepad++ find and replace string or text with new string or text

I have some code several hundred lines long and I want to find each "String" and replace it with a different "String". Example below... $BR360Button.Add_Click({BR360Button}) $BR368Button.Add_Click({...
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How do I do multi-line editing in Atom editor?

I've been reading all over and I can't find anything on how to do this in Atom on Windows? And by multi-line editing, I mean being able to expand your cursor across multiple-lines, and being able to ...
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Configure PS Pad to place cursor on end of line

I'm using PSPad and found it useful but I struggle with a setting it has: If I click inside the editor window the cursor is where I clicked even if there is no text at the place I clicked. e.G. if I ...